Honda Aircraft to take off with Marshall Aviation Services

Wednesday 20th May 2015

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  • Marshall and HondaJet at EBACE 2015

Birmingham International Airport FBO will be new base of HondaJet  Northern Europe

Marshall Aviation Services, the expanding business aviation services company of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, this week announced at EBACE in Geneva, it is to team with Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro, N.C., USA to be the company's Northern European provider of sales and service for the HondaJet, the world's most advanced and light jet.  Marshall Aviation Services' wide sales territory will encompass the UK regions north of the M4; the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Ireland, Scandinavia  and the Benelux countries.

Marshall Aviation Services' new Fixed Based Operation (FBO) at
Birmingham International Airport, UK, will host a brand new sales and
support centre for the aircraft, which is making its European debut on
the static park at EBACE, hard on the heels of a successful
tour of Japan.

HondaJet to make UK debut at Cambridge Airport

 Marshall is also looking forward to hosting the HondaJet in the UK
immediately after EBACE. The aircraft will make its first appearance in
the UK at Marshall's Cambridge Airport HQ on May 26th and then on to Birmingham and Leeds, where it will be shown to prospective customers.

Head of Aircraft Sales Howard Povey and Sales Manager Charlotte
Daniels will lead HondaJet sales activity for the UK for Marshall's. 
Other members of the newly formed HondaJet Northern Europe sales team covering the rest of the designated territory will be announced imminently.

"Honda Aircraft Company is excited to partner with Marshall Aviation
Services, and we welcome them to our important European dealer network.
They have a diverse range of aerospace activities and a well-established
infrastructure to provide sales, service
and support for HondaJet customers in Northern Europe," said Honda
Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "We are proud to
partner with a company that shares our philosophy toward customer
service and innovation."

"With over 80 years of aviation experience, we are proud to embark on
another truly exciting chapter in our history with HondaJet. Innovation is the lifeblood of our business and this  revolutionary aircraft will be revered as the world's most advanced
light business jet, the fastest, most spacious, and most fuel efficient aircraft  in its class," said Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, speaking at EBACE.

The HondaJet signature design incorporates advanced technologies and
concepts including the its patented Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM)
configuration, natural laminar flow wing and composite fuselage, which
were developed from long term research activities.

To be certified for single pilot operations, HondaJet will fly at a
Max Cruise Speed of 420 Kts (483 mph) and has a max altitude of 43,000
ft.  It seats up to passengers and can travel at NBAA IFR range of 1,180
nm (1,357 miles).

About HondaJet

The HondaJet is the world's most advanced light business jet
aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality
and efficiency. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest,
and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet
incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design,
including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration
that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing
aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin
sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest
cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully
serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is powered by two highly
fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and
is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in
any light business jet, a Honda-customized GarminĀ® G3000
next-generation, all-glass avionics system composed of three 14-inch
landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers.
The HondaJet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the
company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and

Honda Aircraft Company

Honda Aircraft Companyis a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda
Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft has its heritage in more
than 20 years of ground-breaking aeronautical research and development.
At Honda Aircraft's world headquarters in North
Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, the company's associates work in
more than 600,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, production,
administration and customer service facilities to develop, produce,
market and support the HondaJet with HondaJet dealers.
The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda
Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfils one of Honda's
long-standing dreams to advance human mobility skyward.

Editors Notes:

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group ( specialises in the conversion and modification of military,
civil and business aircraft; defence vehicle engineering and shelter
manufacture. Its capabilities include engineering design, manufacture
and test, systems integration, maintenance and product
support, and the provision of personnel, training and advice.  The
company is valued for its integrity, performance and customer focus
which has been demonstrated through its innovative solutions and ability
to deliver on-time and to-cost.  Marshall Aerospace
and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies which
employs over 4,500 people with a turnover in excess of Ā£1.3bn.

Marshall Aviation Services ( )
is responsible for all of Marshall ADG's business and commercial
aviation activities, including the management of Cambridge
International Airport.   Across its Broughton, Cambridge and Oxford
locations it offers solutions including: maintenance, modification,
refurbishment and conversion of business aircraft to Hawker, King Air
and Cessna Citation aircraft amongst others.  The
company also provides aircraft management and charter through FlairJet;
hangarage at Cambridge International Airport and Birmingham Airport
where it recently opened a new FBO; aircraft brokerage and complementary
services tailored to the requirements of business
aircraft owners and operators.

FlairJet ( founded in 2009, has established itself as a dynamic aircraft
management company with a strong track record in charter sales. In March
2013 the company was acquired by the Marshall Aerospace and Defence
Group to become the lead charter company for
Marshall Aviation Services' expanding business aviation portfolio. 
FlairJet has lent its technical expertise to Embraer Phenom 100 and 300
operators all around the world and its training department is actively
involved in supporting private owners, other
AOC operators and approved training organisations throughout Europe.
The company has managed the acquisition, acceptance and delivery of a
total 30 Embraer aircraft.


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